|October 11, 2001
Volume 32 Number 4
|A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico|
Elders Give Blessings to Native American Collection
We pay respect to our elders who came before us. Moments in their lives, our history, have been preserved by Dorothy Hill. Let us work together to assure that the Dorothy Morehead Hill Collection is treated with the sensitivity, respect, and honor that it deserves.
The honorable Steve Santos, tribal chairman, Mechoopda Indian Tribe of the Chico Rancheri
Today is a celebration
of every time my mother pointed out where my great-grandfather first lived when he came to the Chico area,
of her showing me where Frank Joseph lived in Genesee Valley when we were on our way fishing,
of the time I found a mountain lion skeleton while fishing and when I didnt return with it, of being reminded that the university or her Native American friends would have liked the bones
of my return the following week to retrieve all of the bones!
my mothers collection that now has its own life and of the new bonds that will be formed for it and the new friendships it has created.
My sisters and I give you back this borrowed giftmy mothers ethnographic collection, her knowledge, her education. This gift is not only for you, but for many generations that will follow us.
Excerpts from remarks by Margaret Maggie Hill, Sept. 22, 2001
A committee of consultants from diverse tribal communities is being assembled to work with scholars and to review the materials and identify items that require limited access. If you are interested in learning more about the committe contactAndrea Lerner at x4767 or Steve Santos at x6268.
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